The Real Thing

Tom Stoppard (playwright)
Mike Nichols (director)
Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons, Christine Baranski (starring)

New York: Emanuel Azenberg, 1984. Draft script for the first Broadway production of play in 1984, originally performed at the Strand Theatre, London, in 1982.

The play opened on Broadway January 5, 1984, and closed May 12, 1985, after a total of 566 performances, winning Tony Awards for Best Play, director Mike Nichols, and cast members Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons, and Christine Baranski, and receiving two further nominations. Revived in 2000, starring Jennifer Ehle and Stephen Dillane, again winning Tony Awards for Best Play Revival, and the two lead actors, nominated for two more. Revived a third time in 2014, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ewan McGregor in their Broadway debuts.

Red titled Studio Duplicating Service wrappers, with a credit for playwright Stoppard on the front wrapper. Title page present, dated September 1984, with credits for playwright Stoppard and producer Emanuel Azenberg. 111 leaves, with last page of text numbered "2-8-55." Mimeograph duplication. Some offsetting of print onto the front wrapper (see image), else Near Fine, bound with two gold screw brads.

[Book #156752]